Annual adviser staff development day attendance grows

Matthew LaPorte, Co-President

On Thursday, August 22, over 40 advisers from across the valley gathered at Centennial High School for the second annual “Back to School” Journalism Adviser workshop. Last year, the workshop took place online with about 20 advisers.

Five different workshop sessions were offered, including interviewing, photography, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and staff manuals. A resource center was also provided for advisers to drop-in and share resources or have their questions answered.

The new membership model for the SNSJ Organization was also shared. Future workshops are currently being planned based on exit results of workshop survey.


About Matthew LaPorte

Matthew LaPorte is the current adviser of the Southwest Shadow online news site and The Howl yearbook at Southwest Career and Technical Academy. He is also the co-President of SNSJ. One of his goals as a founding member of SNSJ is to help create a network of students and advisers who can share their expertise and share the benefits of participating in scholastic journalism in Southern Nevada. When he is not working, Matt enjoys heading off to The Pearl or to The Joint to relive his teenage years rocking out.